[Photo credit: Ellie Cox, @elliecoxphoto; Quilt Pattern: Summer Sampler 2016]

Instagram: @swimbikequilt
Email: swimbikequilt@gmail.com

Life is happier when you do something that you love. My name is Katie, I enjoy swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter, and sewing (almost) all of the time.  I co-wrote Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks, which was published in 2013.

More recently, I have moved from Alexandria, VA to Portland, OR to Salt Lake City, Utah, all in the space of 8 months. I c0-hosted the Summer Sampler 2016, which was so much fun, and I love the combination of vintage and modern in quilting.  I sell quilting patterns and very occasionally teach classes.

I love color and hiking and flowers in the spring. I love taking my kids on adventures, especially of the outdoor variety, and buying fabric. I do not love buying clothes, which makes no sense, because, fabric!

Thanks for stopping by, and please send me a note or leave me a comment if you have any questions.


Katie Clark Blakesley


  1. Posted May 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Hi Katie, I like your combo of sewing and the outdoors! I’ve only just started on this blogging thing so have a lot to learn from people like you.

  2. Posted November 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Hi Katie, I don’t know why I didn’t know you were a big blogger. I’d love to hear any tips you have as I’m getting started blogging again. My blog is http://playpartypin.com – Britni Vigil

  3. Pattie
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Where can I buy your patterns?

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